Tim Cook will return to Duke for 2018 commencement address

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Never let a commencement address get in the way of some iPhone X advertising!
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Tim Cook will give the commencement address for Duke University’s graduating class on May 13, 2018.

Cook is a 1988 MBA graduate of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, as well as a member of the university’s Board of Trustees. Cook has previously given successful, inspirational and funny commencement addresses at MIT, Auburn University (which he attended before Duke), and George Washington University.

Check out the Duke University announcement video, featuring a whole lot of animojis, below.

Neat Animoji hack doubles the length of your videos

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Apple debuted Animojis at its recent iPhone X event.
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Users have only been able to play around with the iPhone X’s surprisingly compelling Animojis feature for a few days, but already one developer has broken its out from its iMessages ghetto and made it its own app.

He’s even made it so it doubles the length of your cute animated creations!

iPhone X meta review: Setting Apple up for the next 10 years

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The iPhone X reviews are here!
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The first wave of iPhone X impressions and reviews have started to emerge, offering a glimpse of what tech reviewers make of Apple’s next-gen smartphone.

The verdict? The 10th anniversary iPhone is a seriously impressive handset, and quite possibly Apple’s best ever — although one or two reservations remain. Check out our roundup of some of the most interesting observations below.

iPhone 8 Plus brings solid improvements to an already-great device [Review]

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There's no denying the iPhone 8 is a great phone, but can it shine through the iPhone X's shadow?
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Compared to the radical redesign of the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 Plus looks quite familiar. With the exception of a glass back and a few superficial changes, it employs the same form factor that Apple’s been using since the iPhone 6 Plus. However, it packs some serious internal upgrades that make a difference in day-to-day use.

I picked up the 8 Plus on launch day and have been using it for just over a week. How does it rate? Get my take in the video and written reviews below. Also, don’t miss our huge iPhone 8 and 8 Plus case giveaway at the bottom of the post.